Technology is the lifeblood of financial services today, with platforms designed for sharing data acting as the circulatory system linking insurers internally as well as externally with customers. While the Internet and mobile access and cloud computing among others are seen as the standard by most consumers, they also offer irresistible targets for bad actors with various motivations — from larceny to political protest to industrial espionage and everything in between.

So I thought it was time to check in to see the current state of cybersecurity. I listened to a recent presentation by my Deloitte colleagues Jim Eckenrode and Adam Thomas to find out, and what they had to say raised both concern and hope. In this blog, I’ll share with you some of what they told me.

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